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* Two rebel parties of Sri Lanka ruling coalition to hold a special meeting today
Fri, May 23, 2014, 01:01 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 23, Colombo: Two Sinhala nationalist coalition parties of Sri Lanka's ruling United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) will meet today in Colombo for a special discussion.

National Freedom Front (NFF) led by Minister Wimal Weerawansa and Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) led by Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka will meet today to discuss the political situation of the country and the future actions NFF media spokesman Mohammed Muzammil said.

The discussion is to be held under the patronage of NFF leader Wimal Weerawansa and JHU general secretary Champika Ranawaka. A number of other leaders of the party are also expected to participate in the discussion.

The two parties have rebelled against the government and have begun to criticize the leadership. Both parties abstained from voting at the no-confidence motion against the government by the main opposition United National Party (UNP).

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